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Ascent of Turk Gap North Peak on 2020-03-21

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Turk Gap North Peak
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3080 ft / 938 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Crimora Lake overlook, walked north a little ways to the AT crossing, then took the AT south to the summit area -- a very straightforward walk. The exact summit appears to be a small bump just west of the trail, but the top is pretty flat. It's also covered by a laurel thicket, though not as thick as these can be at times. An easy trip that I enjoyed on a day that the park was not charging an admission fee due to coronavirus precautions.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:105 ft / 32 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Skyline Drive and AT from north
    Trailhead:2975 ft / 906 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:16 Minutes



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